FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #441 | Short Video: “From Japan With Love (And Dashi)”

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #441 | Short Video: “From Japan With Love (And Dashi)”

This oldie but goodie from The Perennial Plate combines two frenetic weeks of eating and traveling in Japan into just three riveting, ravenous minutes. MORE FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #440 | Out The Train Window From Moscow To Beijing

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #440 | Out The Train Window From Moscow To Beijing

(via) French filmmaker Stanislas Giroux edited down three weeks of summer travel through three countries along the Trans-Siberian railway to just three mesmerizing minutes: I took a train ticket for the Trans-Siberian railway, in order to reach Beijing from Moscow,

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #439 | A Whiff Inside An Ethiopian Coffee Collective

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #439 | A Whiff Inside An Ethiopian Coffee Collective

In the short doc There Is Only Coffee, Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine of The Perennial Plate partnered with Intrepid Travel to check out a coffee-making collective in rural Ethiopia. Unlike most coffee growing regions of the world, in Ethiopia the folks who grow the

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #438 | On The Matter Of Sex In East & West Germany

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #438 | On The Matter Of Sex In East & West Germany

(via) Do Communists Have Better Sex? is a fascinating 2006 documentary that looked at who was more sexually liberated, the seemingly repressed East Germans or the “free” West Germans. The documentary proposes that, for all its deficiencies, the German Democratic

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #437 | How New York City Gets Its Billion Gallons A Day

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #437 | How New York City Gets Its Billion Gallons A Day

(via) This fascinating documentary short from The New York Times details the elaborate, gravity-fed system that delivers a billion gallons of fresh water into New York City every day. It is the gold standard of urban water supplies. The New

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #436 | The Night Culture Of New York’s Times Square

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #436 | The Night Culture Of New York’s Times Square

(via) This short documentary “People of Times Square” by photographer Michael Tapp explores the bizarre yet beautifully human “intersection of the world” at night. “What they doin’ at 11 o’clock at night just walkin’ around? You know they don’t live

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #435 | Big Undulatus Asperatus Clouds Over Nebraska

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #435 | Big Undulatus Asperatus Clouds Over Nebraska

(via) This time lapse from storm chaser Alex Schueth shows undulatus asperatus clouds rolling in spectacular fashion over Lincoln, Nebraska. The clouds’ name comes from the Latin, “roughened or agitated waves”. They’re are formed when “enough atmospheric instability, or rising

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #434 | Time Lapse Shows California’s Stunning Diversity

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #434 | Time Lapse Shows California’s Stunning Diversity

(via) This timelapse showcasing California was filmed over a four year period by Hal Bergman. “California is the most populated state in the United States, and the third largest. It’s almost double the size of the United Kingdom and slightly

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #434 | Cool Time Lapse Shows Ohio Amish Barn Raising

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #434 | Cool Time Lapse Shows Ohio Amish Barn Raising

This recent Ohio Amish barn-raising took a little over 10 hours to complete. The whole operation is condensed down to three and a half minutes in this time-lapse video. It’s a pretty astounding thing to watch, especially at the 2

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #433 | Rush Hour In Taipei Is NOT Like It Is In Vancouver

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #433 | Rush Hour In Taipei Is NOT Like It Is In Vancouver

In Taiwan’s Taipei City, the morning rush hour across Taipei Bridge appears to be as smoothly mesmerizing as it is unfathomably insane. If the calm is typical, it really puts the peak-time chaos of entering/exiting Vancouver into embarrassing perspective. It

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #432 | The Unbelievable Story Of India’s “Forest Man”

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #432 | The Unbelievable Story Of India’s “Forest Man”

(via) Hats off to Toronto-based filmmaker William McMaster for sharing such an fascinating and inspiring story. Since the 1970’s Majuli islander Jadav Payeng has been planting trees in order to save his island. To date he has single handedly planted

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #431 | Kama Sutra-Inspired Art Depicting Police Brutality

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #431 | Kama Sutra-Inspired Art Depicting Police Brutality

(via) These posters were designed by Brazilians Gabriel Morais, Renato Botelho and Bruno Pereira so they could raise awareness about police violence during peaceful street protests. Using the original sexual positions of the Kama Sutra as a guide, the images

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